As with any large, complex project, Medicaid system Design, Development, and Implementation (DDI) will involve multiple organizations, numerous internal and external resources and stakeholders, schedule coordination, complicated technical needs and, of course, change management. As such, multiple challenges are associated with DDI. The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Public Consulting Group, and Public Knowledge will collaborate as a coordinated panel to share their insight, experience, and encourage group discussion on how states can begin to plan and prepare for system DDI.
Topics for discussion with the panel include:
- Creating realistic and enforceable timelines
- Engaging in organizational readiness and change management efforts prior to entering the design phase of DDI
- Ensuring that testing remains an important consideration throughout the DDI effort
- Establishing project controls to address risks related to schedule, scope, and budget